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Cortland Finnegan

Cortland Finnegan - #31 - CB

Status Active
Height/Weight 5' 10"/ 188 lbs.
Birthday 02/02/1984
Birthplace Milton, FL
College Samford
Years played 8
Drafted 2006, 7th round, 7th pick by Titans

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

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Rams RB Jackson misses Wednesday practice

Posted Oct. 27, 2010 @ 4:19 p.m. ET
Rams RB Steven Jackson missed practice on Wednesday. He had surgery on his left ring finger on Monday and his status for Sunday's game against the Panthers is unknown.

Rams sign S Lewis; place DT Ryan on I.R.

Posted Oct. 27, 2010 @ 3:31 p.m. ET
The Rams have signed veteran SS Michael Lewis and placed DT Clifton Ryan on injured reserve.

Rams RB Jackson has finger surgery

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 4:31 p.m. ET
Rams RB Steven Jackson had surgery Monday to repair a crack in his left ring finger, but is not expected to miss any game time.

More running room leading to increased production for Jackson

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 3:44 p.m. ET
Concerns about the Rams' offense caused many owners to pass on RB Steven Jackson this summer. But thanks to an improved passing game, Jackson is doing just fine.

Bucs come back to top Rams on late TD

Posted Oct. 24, 2010 @ 4:37 p.m. ET
Josh Freeman led another Tampa Bay fourth-quarter comeback, throwing a 1-yard touchdown pass to Cadillac Williams with 10 seconds remaining Sunday to give the Buccaneers an 18-17 victory over the St. Louis Rams.

Jackson passes Dickerson as Rams' all-time leading rusher

Posted Oct. 24, 2010 @ 2:38 p.m. ET
A three-yard run in the second quarter on Sunday made RB Steven Jackson the Rams' all-time leading rusher, passing Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson.

Long: More comfort with scheme key behind Rams' improved pass rush

Posted Oct. 22, 2010 @ 10:45 a.m. ET
Why is the Rams' pass rush so much better this season? Starting DLE Chris Long told PFW that another year in the system is the biggest reason.

Rookie Meter: Undrafted Ivory makes a splash

Posted Oct. 19, 2010 @ 5:33 p.m. ET
Rams QB Sam Bradford regains the top spot in this week's Rookie Meter, but last Sunday belonged to undrafted Saints RB Chris Ivory.

Rams follow Spagnuolo's blueprint to a tee

Posted Oct. 18, 2010 @ 11:07 p.m. ET
For the first time in his two years as head coach of the Rams, Steve Spagnuolo’s master plan was masterfully carried out by his troops on both sides of the ball in Week Six.

Defense key as Rams upset Chargers 20-17

Posted Oct. 17, 2010 @ 4:25 p.m. ET
The Rams pummeled Chargers QB Philip Rivers, stuffing the league's No. 1 offense, and prevailed with a 20-17 victory.

Forgotten: Billy Wade

Posted Oct. 15, 2010 @ 11:21 a.m. ET
Mike Beacom looks at the up-and-down career of Billy Wade, who went from heralded college star to bench-warmer in Los Angeles to championship signalcaller in Chicago before exiting the NFL at the age of 36.

Rams game to appear on local TV

Posted Oct. 14, 2010 @ 6:39 p.m. ET
St. Louis fans will be able to watch their team play on Sunday, after the Rams announced they have avoided a local blackout for Week Six thanks to some last-minute help from their sponsors.

Rams are going to really miss Clayton

Posted Oct. 14, 2010 @ 12:43 p.m. ET
There's no way around the fact that the Rams are going to have a very difficult time compensating for the loss of WR Mark Clayton with a season-ending knee injury.

Rams promote WR Alexander, place TE Johnson on I.R.

Posted Oct. 12, 2010 @ 7:05 p.m. ET
The Rams promoted WR Danario Alexander from the practice squad on Tuesday after officially placing WR Mark Clayton on the season-ending injured reserve list.

Losing Clayton bad news for Bradford

Posted Oct. 11, 2010 @ 1:16 p.m. ET
Rams QB Sam Bradford quickly developed a nice rapport with WR Mark Clayton, but now he'll have to get used to life without his top target.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted March 14, 2012
The St. Louis Rams and free agent cornerback Cortland Finnegan have agreed to terms on a contract.||||||| The 28-year-old Finnegan has played all six NFL seasons with Tennessee, the first five under Jeff Fisher. Finnegan was undergoing a physical and Fisher, the Rams' new coach, planned for a 10 a.m. CDT news conference Thursday to introduce the player. Finnegan was an All-Pro in 2008 and is known for his physical style. He got into a punching match with Texans star receiver Andre Johnson during a game in 2010 and both were fined $25,000.
Posted Aug. 08, 2011
Finnegan has apologized to his bosses, teammates, fans and even the media for bolting training camp. He also says he left because he was upset over talks for an extension, not the personal issue he mentioned defending himself on Twitter.||||||| Finnegan said Monday after practice he understands he was a distraction to his team that wasn't needed. He says he let emotions get the best of him when he wanted to meet with his wife and discuss contract talks that he hopes will allow him to retire with Tennessee. The cornerback reported back for camp before curfew Sunday night, and he talked with new coach Mike Munchak on Monday. He will be fined.
Posted Aug. 06, 2011
Finnegan missed a mandatory team meeting on Saturday. His absence was confirmed to The Associated Press by a person familiar with the meeting. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team has not commented on Finnegan's status.||||||| Yahoo! Sports reports that Finnegan walked out of training camp Friday night, upset about his contract. He is to make $3.7 million this season, the last year of a contract extension he signed in 2008. Finnegan was a seventh-round draft pick in 2006 out of Samford. He quickly became a starting cornerback and was an All Pro in 2008.
Posted Nov. 28, 2010
Houston receiver Andre Johnson and Finnegan were involved in a fistfight that got both players ejected in the fourth quarter Sunday.||||||| Finnegan hit Johnson in the mouth at the line of scrimmage and Johnson ripped off Finnegan's helmet. Johnson threw him to the ground as his helmet came off and them punched Finnegan at least twice in the head and face. The two had been pushing and jawing earlier in the game, and Johnson has called Finnegan's antics annoying in the past.
Posted Oct. 08, 2010
The NFL has fined Finnegan $10,000 for unnecessary roughness in last Sunday's loss to Denver. Finnegan hit Broncos guard Chris Kuper after Kuper's helmet was off. The league warned Finnegan that similar infractions in the future can lead to increased discipline.||||||| Denver QB Kyle Orton said, "When we've got Chris Kuper with his helmet off, getting punched, it's ridiculous. If that's the type of player Cortland Finnegan wants to be, well then he's a cheap player, he's not a good player."

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